Kazakhstan - Montenegro

Overview

July 14, 2006 - diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Montenegro were established.

Since November 19, 2014 – Askar Musin is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to the Montenegro with concurrent accreditation.

Political contacts

Political relations between the two countries have been developing in an atmosphere of mutual understanding and trust. The two sides share similar positions on the most important issues of international politics. Montenegro was a consistent supporter of Kazakhstan's bid for the OSCE chairmanship.

The highest level visits

On December 1-2, 2010, President of Montenegro F.Vuyanovic took part in the OSCE Summit in Astana. During the event, he met with the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The high-level visits

On November 10-11, 2008, Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic paid an official visit to Kazakhstan. During the visit, a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation, including in the energy and tourism sectors was discussed.

On October 17, 2008, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Milan Rocen took part in the Conference of Foreign Ministers “Common World: Progress through Diversity" in Astana. During the meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan M.Tazhin, the prospects of bilateral cooperation were discussed.

On December 1, 2009 as part of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Athens, State Secretary-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kanat Saudabayev met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro. During the course of negotiations, M.Rocen supported the initiative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to hold the OSCE Summit in Astana.

On March 16-17, 2010, as part of the tour around the Balkan region, Special Envoy of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan K.Zhigalov visited Podgorica.

On July 16-17, 2010, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Milan Rocen took part in the informal meeting of the OSCE foreign ministers in Almaty.

On September 23, 2010 as part of participation in the 65th session of the UN General Assembly, Secretary of State - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kanat Saudabayev met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Milan Rocen.

On December 6, 2012, in the framework of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Dublin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan E.Idrissov held talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Igor Lukšić. During the course of negotiations, the sides discussed issues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

On June 29, 2013, on the sidelines of the regular session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the meeting of Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan K.Mami with the Chairman of the National Assembly of Montenegro R.Krivokapic took place, during which the sides discussed issues of inter-parliamentary cooperation.

March 2015 Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Kazahstan N.Nazarbayev, the Deputy Chairman of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan S.Dyachenko visited Montenegro.

Trade and economic cooperation

According to the data of the Customs Control Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in 2014 the bilateral trade turnover in 2014 amounted to 2 million USD , while in 2013, the figure was only 18.7 thousand dollars (total- import in Kazakhstan).

The main import items are dining and cooking utensils, refrigerators, freezers, heat pumps.

Contractual and legal framework

On October 17, 2008, Foreign Ministers of the two countries signed the Protocol on Cooperation between the Foreign Ministries in Astana, and on December 6, 2012 the first Intergovernmental Agreement on visa-free regime for holders of diplomatic and service passports was signed in Dublin.

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Created at : 7.09.2015, 09:37, Updated at : 7.09.2015, 09:40